First and foremost, we need to repeal the 17th Amendment. Yes, I know, there are much more immediate pressing problems, but the fundamental structure of the legislative branch was profoundly altered by this “Progressive” amendment.
If we want the states to resume their rightful place in the power structure as designed, the states must regain control of their senators. The people have their representatives; the senators were intended to represent the state legislatures.
This is a huge hurdle, I know, but it will be a “mine canary” for whether or not we can wrest power from Leviathan.
Once (if) accomplished, it becomes easier for the states — and the people — to rein in the excesses of the current legislative branch, and to restore the constitutional republic.
It should also send quite the message to the executive and judicial branches!